Vote to Read … part 2

24 Jan

The second set of books submitted for consideration. Please review them as well as the ones from Vote To Read .. Part 1

Some of the submissions did not include photos or blurbs. If I receive them, I will add them with an updated link.


Full Name: Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Title: Highland Blessings
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: May 2010
Genre: Historical Romance
Short Bio/Description: Highland Blessings, Scotland, 1473
Highland warrior Bryce MacPhearson kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. When he forces Akira to wed him, hoping to end a half-century feud between their clans, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment. . .Yet her strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce. But there is a traitor in their midst . . . and murder is the ultimate weapon.


Name: Terri Main

Title:  Dark Side of the Moon

Publisher:  Ebooks, Kindle

Release Date: February 2011

Blurb: History professor and former FBI profiler Carolyn Masters moved to the moon to take a job at Armstrong University. She isn’t there long, though, before Juan Mcalister, Astromechanics professor and lunar independence activist, is found murdered in his office. Now, Carolyn along with Michael Cheravik, a former Dallas homicide detective, must solve the crime, stop a terrorist plot against earth, exorcise their own demons and, possibly, find love among the stars.


Name: Joylene Nowell Butler, member since 2008
Province: BC, Canada
Titles: Dead Witness, self-published
Broken But Not Dead
Publisher: I self-published Dead Witness which contributed to Theytus Books accepting Broken But Not Dead, due for release this summer.
WIPs: Omatiwak,Woman Who Cries, Kiss of the Assassin, Dead Wrong, Spirit Eagle
Name: Dianne G Sagan
Title:Shelter from the Storm
Published by, Inc., Alpine, TX
Women’s Fiction
Released December 2009, copyright 2010
Synopsis: Brittany Camp flees to a short-term shelter for battered women as the worst snow storm in 50 years hits Seattle. She uses the judicial system to fight for her family’s safety but finds herself only one step ahead of her volatile husband who is bent on killing her. This story focuses on courage and hope for a better life rather than the actual violence. Brittany’s journey shows the development of her emotions and personality as she learns how to face the fear and navigate the courts. Can she survive and save her children?  Will the authorities believe her? How can she win when her husband, Abel Camp, is so charismatic? What if she loses her children?
A work of fiction, it is based on my own experiences. Its purpose is not only to capture the reader with the suspense, but to help raise awareness about the plight of the thousands of women who are abused every day. It helps those who never experience the terror to understand the victims, and shows victims that there is a way out that does not include taking personal revenge on their abusers. The underlying message is overcoming life struggles and moving on with forgiveness rather than focused on revenge. 

Includes a group of questions at the back for discussion and evaluation of relationships and their risks.


Title – A Different Hunger

Author – Lila Richards

Publisher – Bluewood Publishing Limited

Genre – Dark fantasy vampires

Release Date – e-book, May 2010; paperback, October 2010

Brief Description – In 1875, after an ill-advised love affair sees Rufus de Hunte challenged to an illegal duel, his father, to avoid scandal, banishes him to New Zealand. During the voyage, he meets the intriguing Serafina Radzinskaya and finds himself falling in love with her, only to discover she is a vampire. Torn between love and horror, Rufus becomes embroiled in an ancient vendetta in an attempt to save the love of his life.


Book title: Guardian

Author:  Katie Hines
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
Genre: Middle Grade Urban Fantasy
Date of publication. January, 2010

Imagine you have made a secret promise that can lead you to an incredible treasure and an ancient power. But in order to fulfill that promise, you must defeat an age-old sect determined to claim the treasure and power themselves.


1) Book title – Twenty-Five Years Ago Today
2) Author – Stacy Juba
3) Publisher – Mainly Murder Press
4) Genre – Mystery/Romantic Suspense
5) Date of publication – October 2009 (paperback) August 2010 (ebook)

1) Book title – Sink or Swim
2) Author – Stacy Juba
3) Publisher – Mainly Murder Press
4) Genre – Mystery
5) Date of publication – Jan. 2011 (paperback and ebook)


1) Book title:  First Degree Innocence
2) Author:  Ginger Simpson
3) Publisher: Books We Love Publishing Partners  (
4) Genre: Romantic Mystery/Women’s Fiction
5) Date of publication.  November 1, 2010 (ebook) Dec 2010 (Print)

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